1860s Engraving of the Parliament of Ottawa, Hand coloured

Date: 1860s
Size: Matted to 8 x 10 inches
Note: Engraving, Small, Matted
Artist: Unknown

About this poster: Built in 1859, the Parliament of Ottawa was, and still is the political and cultural heart of the city of Ottawa. This engraving shows the Parliament overlooking the Ottawa River.

This copper engraving was hand-coloured with water colours. A process often used for natural history, and botanical illustrations. With that technique, you could get a crude wash of colours or a delicately shaded work of art (Source).

Matted in green, this engraving is ready to frame and would look great in an office or a living room.